For children aged 8 years plus. Class Ratio: 20:1
Swimmers must be able to swim all 4 strokes and dive to a competent standard. Lessons are run down the length of the pool
Lessons are run for half an hour, once a week for 11 weeks.
The instructor will follow our advanced coaching scheme of work which concentrates on a different stroke and skill each week.
The children will improve stroke technique, stamina and speed along with racing dives, starts and turns, sculling and lifesaving tows.
On badge week the children will participate in timed sprints for all 4 strokes and if within certain times are awarded a sprint certificate or a stroke improvement award.
For the more advanced swimmer we also run an Advanced Coaching A1 class, this is for children around 11/12 years plus. The A1 class will follow a similar term plan but at a slightly higher level.
For children aged 8 years plus.
Built into the programme are lessons in valuable survival, rescue and sports skills…all delivered in an exciting way that will get children involved and motivated. The course can run parallel to your child’s current swimming lessons and will enhance the skills they learn in the pool.
For many of our Rookie Lifeguards, our programme offers the first opportunity to explore water safety, gradually gaining independence and confidence while learning vital life skills. Our programme will inspire and embolden your child, helping them keep themselves, their friends and their family safe in the water through a range of fun activities that lead towards a series of awards.
Rookie Lifeguard is aimed at children – though the skills learned through the course of the programme are just as valuable to people of all ages. The scheme begins with Stage 1 of the Bronze Award and progresses to Stage 3 of the Gold Award, starting off at an ability level suitable for brand-new swimmers and progressing to the level where our Rookie Lifeguards perform impressive lifesaving tows.
Rookie Lifeguard is part of the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme, although it can also be run as a stand-alone course by junior lifesaving clubs, leisure centres, swimming schools and as part of school swimming lessons. The Rookie Lifeguard programme fulfils all of the Key Stage 2 water safety elements of the National Curriculum and is taught by RLSS UK approved instructors.
Even the shyest kids find they make new friends through the Rookie Lifeguard scheme, as teamwork and peer support are crucial elements of the programme.
Age group: Juniors - Advanced
Cost: £61.00 per pupil
The Advanced Coaching class is for swimmers who can swim 400m and are competent in all 4 strokes
(front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly)
The session is held down the length of the pool in a squad of swimmers with a coach.
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100 Oakleigh Road North
Tel: 020 8445 1911 option 1
On the grounds of Frith Manor School
Tel: 0208 445 1911 option 2